The new disc-free hardware is also separate from Microsoft's reported plans for a streaming-focused box, codenamed Scarlett, that is now expected in the 2020 timeframe. However, Microsoft are also working on a "disc-to-digital program" that will turn your physical copies of video games into a digital format.
Although not a holiday, Black Friday is a time of year that everyone looks forward to when the Fall season begins, as most retailers will drastically lower the prices for their goods and services.
Microsoft is reportedly building a new Xbox device that doesn't have a disc drive and costs less than today's Xbox One S.
Rumours suggest that the newest model of Microsoft's Xbox One will not have a disc drive and will strictly play digital content.
Under Phil Spencer, Microsoft is investing heavily in its Xbox brand and announced the acquisition of a couple of new gaming studios over the weekend.
We've reached the midpoint of November, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers can now download two new games for free.
With the rise of digital downloads over physical purchases a disc-less console makes sense, but its real benefit is to lower the price of the console below that of even the Xbox One S - since not including the disc drive saves considerably on parts and manufacture.